I still have a Kung-ngayon-ako-nag-prom hangover, thus what the celebrities wore in the Academy Awards (a.k.a. the Oscar’s) excited me. Here is a countdown of my Top 5 favorites:
5. Octavia Spencer in Tadashi Shoji
Sure, Octavia Spencer’s full figure would not land her in Victoria’s Secret runway, but she definitely shone in the red carpet in the Oscar’s! Despite being full-figured, I definitely think that she is SEXY and elegant here! The beads/sequins definitely brought out her curves, and made her shine.
4. Mila Jovovich in Elie Saab
Talk about a killer pose! Mila Jovovich’s stare and stance dared us to criticize her dress, but all I could utter are admiring Ooohs-and-Ahhhs. Her heavily-beaded, silver-white, one-shoulder gown, hair and red lips scream: OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAM!
3. Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli
The red shade of this gown set off Emma Stone’s creamy, alabaster skin. I love how the fabric softly hugged her body. The oversize bow at the neck was shouting, “Notice me!”, but the grosgrain belt on her waist was not OA (you know, ‘yung trying hard lumiit ang bewang). Her hair, in a neat bun, did not compete with the attention grabbing bow. The look was sleek and sophisticated.
2. Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton
Ah, Michelle Williams. To be number 2 on my list says a lot, especially because I hated Michelle Williams in high school (I really wondered why Dawson a.k.a. James Van Der Beek preferred her over Joey a.k.a. Katie Holmes!) But I can’t deny that she’s an excellent dresser (see her previous Oscar’s gown HERE..bongga ‘di ba?) After her 2006 Vera Wang canary yellow gown (that was when I decided I would stop hating her), she rocked the red carpet again with this ruched and tiered red gown. The balloon of the layered peplum skirt was perfect–just right! Make it (the balloon) bigger, it would look tacky; make it smaller, it would look out of place/seem like a last-minute addition. And the teeny silver ribbon was a nice touch!
1. Stacey Keibler in Marchesa
Can you believe that Stacy Keibler was once a professional wrestler?!? Seeing her in this gold gown (seemingly inspired by the Oscar’s trophy), one would think she has always been a Greek goddess with a golden glow! Hats off to Marchesa for the incredibley melded “rose” at Stacy’s hip (rosehip! haha, pun not intended!) Marchesa whipped it up so beautifully that it looks natural–very fluid! And of course, credit must be given to the wearer–her svelte body carried the dress really well. In fact, according to dailymail.co.uk, “Whatever happened, George Clooney went home with an Oscar! Stacy Keibler is quite literally a trophy girlfriend in her golden gown.” ******************************************************************* Perhaps some of you are wondering why Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Lopez are missing from my Top 5. I mean, they made quite a splash in the news, right? Well first, notice that my picks are gowns that are very feminine (Emma Stone’s, Michelle Williams’ and Stacy Keibler’s) and/or glam elegance (Octavia Spencer’s, Mila Jovovich’s, and Stacy Keibler’s). I like gowns that have one flamboyant focal point (Emma Stone’s oversize bow and Stacy Keibler’s “rose hip”) or teeny-weeny, spread-all-over-the-gown embellishments (the beadwork on Octavia Spencer’s and Mila Jovovich’s, and the ruching and tiers of Michelle Williams’). I also veer towards soft, flowy fabric that fall or hug curves softly. I’m not a fan of gowns, or even clothes that are described as “crisp” (I only like the adjective “crisp” when used to describe lechon). If I were super rich, I’d order my gowns from Elie Saab, Valentino, and Marchesa. Anyway, let’s inspect the gowns that didn’t make my cut, beginning with Angelina Jolie’s:
In my humble opinion, the dress is too simple. Much too simple. And seriously, black on Angelina Jolie has become so predictable. I feel like saying, “We get it Angie (close kami?), you’re not pa-sweet and unconventional. You’ve overstated it with your blood-on-vial necklaces, tattoos, and adopted children. And now another black gown? OK.” But, I have to admit thatOMG! I am so, so, sorry Angie!!! I’ve just seen another picture of Angie’s gown, and a realization hit me: it’s a hit! The picture above did not do Angelina Jolie’s Versace intricately-cut gown any justice!!! Look at this:
Now, if the girls would just take their eyes off of Angelina’s most attractive accessory (Brad Pitt, ano pa!) and the guys would take their eyes off “THE” right leg, notice the richness of the black gown and the “folds” on the bodice and the skirt. Dumbfound din kayo? OK, let’s now proceed to THE bare right leg. I was about to say that if it weren’t for Angie’s pose that bared her right leg, her dress would have been so blah (but I’ve taken that back, right?) However, doncha think her legs are much too skinny? Her knees are protruding, parang aalis na sa katawan niya. I’m asking, baka kasi bitter lang ako, with my thunder thighs.
Now let’s proceed to Jennifer Lopez’s gown. Contrary to what I feel towards Michelle Williams, I love J-Lo. But contrary to what I feel towards Michelle Williams’ taste in fashion, I hate J-Lo’s style. Always too tacky. Must half of her cup A breasts be always exposed? And her clothes are always sooooo tight I have difficulty breathing just looking at her (OK, maybe it’s my lovehandles speaking again, bitter). Others gowns like Penelope Cruz’s, Cameron Diaz’s and Gwyneth Paltrow’s bored me. To think they landed on several Best Gowns lists. Penelope disappointed me, because she used to don classy, feminine gowns. And now, this.
The color is too bland, and the design reminds me of something I drew on a sketchpad when I was in Grade 1. Now, let’s proceed to Cameron Diaz.
I don’t remember liking any gown of Cameron Diaz’s, even in the past. But let’s focus on this gown. First the bodice: mukhang alanganing sweetheart or tube. And are those nipples perking against the bodice? I wonder why, as I see no reason for them to perk up. Definitely not because of the mukhang ginupit-gupit ng pre-schooler naskirt edges. And, who is this?
If it were Gwyneth Paltrow who played Margareth Thatcher on The Iron Lady, I would think that she and Sacha Baron Cohen made a pact to dress their parts in their respective movies. Eh hindi eh. Gwyneth is known for her crisp, Calvin Klein-ish fashion. But her “gown” looks too stiff. Parang a-attend ng impeachment trial niCorona. And what the heck is the cape for? The only “exciting” thing about this gown is the neckline. Do you agree with my assessments? Feel free to contradict me, or “educate” my taste.
Tell me what you think!
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